Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Birthday George Benson

Just a short post today. I found this footage on social media today. Check out the wonderful and extremely underrated Joe Dukes! Wow!




It's also worth noting that the trading of solos including the 4 bars of stop time is a great way of letting the rhythm section conserve their energy in a fast tune like this!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Asymmetrical stockings Part 2

I've been seeing a few of these type of things recently in Cruise Ship Drummer and Max Senitt's site, which makes me think there might be this mass drum consciousness we're all turned into!
Anyway, it's simple a paradiddle and an extras stroke and the same thing off of the left hand, thusly:
RLRRLRLLR/LRLLRLRRL
A nice nine beat sticking played off of each hand. Some possible things to do with it.

!) A bar of triplets in 3/4. Could be an afro cuban thing possible
2) Same as 1) but could play it in four so it goes over the barline.
3) Played as 8th notes in 4 so it goes over the barline.
4) Played as two bars of 9/8
5) Played as an odd grouping nonet in two bars of 4/4

etc. etc. etc.
Have fun!

Saturday, February 18, 2017